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Election now apparent for OCSD school bonds

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton said his office verified enough petition signatures to force a proposed $13.2 million Oktibbeha County School District bond to an election this year.

 

$1M bond set for gas station shooting suspect

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Municipal Court Judge Rodney Faver set a combined $1 million bond for a Starkville man who allegedly shot a gas station attendant Friday.

 

Banks faces first challenge since 2007

Posted 1/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Chancery Clerk Monica Banks will face her first election test since 2007.

 

Maben man charged with statutory rape

Posted 1/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested and charged a 24-year-old Maben man with statutory rape Saturday.

 

Legislature takes up texting-while-driving bills

Posted 1/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Golden Triangle state representative says laws against texting while driving are almost assured to pass this legislative term.

 

Open Meetings Act violation claim expected against Starkville

Posted 1/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's former Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill confirmed Wednesday she is in the process of filing an Open Meetings Act violation against the city.

 

PPS Starkville, Partnership organize school bond educational efforts

Posted 1/22/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The organization that represents Starkville's business community and a city school district stakeholder group launched a campaign Wednesday to educate county residents.

 

Aldermen override Wiseman's attempt to save LGBT-friendly policies

Posted 1/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's statement of equality and its plus-one insurance offering will remain off the books after aldermen overrode Mayor Parker Wiseman's vetoes 5-2 Tuesday.

 

Unity Park organizers unveil plaques at MLK event

Posted 1/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Almost four years after its construction and months of renovations, Unity Park and its numerous plaques honoring local and state figures key in advancing civil rights were formally dedicated and unveiled during Starkville's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Monday.

 

Oktibbeha Circuit Clerk, board president face election challenges

Posted 1/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

New challengers have emerged for Oktibbeha County's circuit clerk, District 2 supervisor and coroner, meaning incumbents must now launch their own campaigns for re-election.

 

Activists targeting Tuesday's aldermen meeting

Posted 1/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

On Monday, Starkville residents will march in solidarity of equal rights during Martin Luther King Jr. Day. One day later, aldermen are expected to rubberstamp decisions that critics say take away equality from members of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community.

 

Starkville, Oktibbeha likely to issue industrial bonds by May

Posted 1/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Golden Triangle Development LINK is expected to ask Oktibbeha County supervisors and Starkville aldermen to issue a combined $10 million in economic development bonds.

 

Gulf search for missing Starkville kayaker ends

Posted 1/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Search and rescue efforts to locate a missing Starkville man were called off Tuesday after crews located a small kayak floating about three miles off-shore in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Tagert says Russell St. redesign work should begin next year

Posted 1/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A major infrastructure project that will boost pedestrian and bike connectivity in the Russell Street corridor should begin in 2016.

 

Petitioners deliver about 2K signatures against bond

Posted 1/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley took no action on a proposed $13.2 million bond after opponents delivered about 2,000 signatures.

 

Oktibbeha school bond opponents say they've reached petition requirements

Posted 1/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Organizers hoping to force a proposed $13.2 million Oktibbeha County School District bond to the polls are expected to hit the required petition tally after county officials worked Monday night vetting signatures.

 

Aldermen expand once-shunned financing option for Cadence purchase

Posted 1/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen previously bemoaned the issuance of certificates of participation to construct a new city hall and their subsequent passage by the prior administration as a financial burden that circumvented the will of the people.

 

Time running out for bond petitioners

Posted 1/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Although petitioners hoping to force a $13.2 million-maximum Oktibbeha County School District bond to an election were short of signatures Saturday, organizers stepped up door-to-door canvassing efforts this weekend.

 

Wiseman vetoes board's actions targeting LGBT employees

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman issued his promised vetoes of two board resolutions.

 

Perkins initiated closed-door policy changes

Documents show Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins initiated Tuesday's executive session motions that repealed Starkville's resolution supporting equality and amended the city's plus-one insurance option to only spouses in state-recognized marriages.

 

 

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